Part-time research assistant - Public Policies and Labour Market
Advertiser: Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela, Universitat de Barcelona
Field(s) of specialization: Labor; Demographic Economics - Health; Education; Welfare
Position type(s): Research Assistant, Research Assistant (Pre-Doc)
Location of job: C/ de John Maynard Keynes, 1, 11, Barcelona, 08034, Spain
Degree required: Bachelors
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: 1 year
Letters of reference required: 2
Target date for applications: 10 Dec 2023
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 31 Dec 2023
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2023.
Ad text:

The Institut d’Economía Barcelona—a research institute located in Barcelona ( is seeking to hire a part-time (15h per week) research assistant to work on a variety of research projects related to the impact of public policies on gender equality in the labor market.

The successful candidate will be working under the supervision of Dr. Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela (Universitat de Barcelona and IEB) and Claudia Hupkau (CUNEF Universidad, Madrid). We strongly encourage applicants who plan to do a PhD in Economics afterwards to apply.

The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:

● Data cleaning and analysis.

● Literature reviews.

● Preparation of dissemination material (e.g., slides, graphs).

The requirements for this position are:

● Bachelors or Master’s degree in economics (or related discipline) with a strong academic record.

● Advanced user knowledge of statistical software such as Stata, R and/or Python.

● Experience with survey or administrative data cleaning and analysis is desirable.

● Fluency in English.

● Strong motivation and interest in economics research.

We will evaluate applications on a rolling basis until December 17th 2023, but we strongly recommend candidates to apply before December 10th 2023. Interviews will be held via Zoom.

The position will be based in Barcelona, Spain, starting as soon as possible. The expected duration of the position will be 1 year, with the possibility of extending to a second year, conditional on performance. We offer flexible working, including working from home and flexible hours.

Applications should be made via EconJobMarket and should include:

  1. CV.
  2. Academic records.
  3. Short statement of purpose describing reasons for interest in this position, experience doing research and using the required statistical software packages such as STATA, and future career plans.
  4. The names and contact details of two potential academic references (no need to submit reference letters until contacted by us).

We welcome applications from women and minority candidates. If you have any questions about this position, please direct them to Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela ( or Claudia Hupkau (

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